The Shih Tzu is a small dog breed that originated in China that stands no more than 26.7cm and have an ideal weight of 4.5 to 7.3 kg. Its classed as a toy dog breed with a short muzzle, large dark eyes and long beautiful double coat. They have drop ears covered in long fur and a fluffy, heavily furred tail which curls over at the back.
Their coat can be of any colour, though a blaze of while on the forehead and tip of their tail is quite common. A noticeable feature is the under-bite which is considered to be the breed standard. Their traditionally long coat, is fast growing hair which reaches the floor, so regular grooming and daily brushing is necessary.
The Shih Tzu seems to be a very popular breed with Quistel's customers and our friends on facebook and twitter as they always seem to do very well in our monthly competitions. Last months competition, September's 'Pooch (& Puddy Cat)' was won by an adorable Shih Tzu puppy Betty and we've got the beautiful Puff doing very well in this months competition... Puff also finished in our top 3 a couple of months ago!
Its a matter of personal preference whether you clip your Shih Tzu coat short or let it have a full coat, obviously caring for a Shih Tzu with a full coat can be more time consuming and regular grooming is high recommended. Quistel's organic bio-restoring shampoo and conditioner are perfect to help you keep your Shih Tzu looking their best. Our dog lotion spray is also a great way to quick clean and groom your pet... and it will leave your beautiful dog smelling amazing!